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Yosuga No Sora

October 12, 2010

Another visual novel airing in anime form this season is “Yosuga No Sora”, based on the eroge by Sphere which features art from Suzuhira Hiro and Hashimoto Takashi.

Animated by studio Feel, the anime character style differs more from the original art compared to other airing adaptations like “Fortune Arterial”, a shame but not a bother in any way as the characters are rendered cute enough.

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Feel does a decent job with the animation quality and the geographical setting of rural Japan lends to plenty of wonderful, enchanting backgrounds. Did notice a few scenes with nice play on light and shadow.

Will definitely sample the upcoming episodes as this first one did intrigue me, not only because several scenes seemed rather daring in terms of potential drama and underlying character exploration but saw also some rather explicit ones.

But to be honest, am not quite sure what to think of “Yosuga No Sora” in terms of what this series is trying to be or tell us as main story.

Is it a serious, compelling drama about non-identical twins with an unhealthy incestuous relationship? Or is it going to be a harem romance series that will venture into exploring the physical, lust aspect by showing explicit scenes as suggested by the rather bold onanism scene of Motoka? But with more comedy oriented moments show, will it be mixed with comedy or will the ecchi scenes simply spice up the comedy driven episodes?

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Can’t wait to find out as so far the first episode had all these elements put into it, making it harder to try and place the show genre-wise. Which actually may not be that bad, it could be refreshing to see a series delve into all these elements if they pull off presenting it with a balanced mix.

The voice acting cast has less big names in it. Nao is voiced by Inokuchi Yuka who also voiced Anju in “Karin” while Akira is voiced by Sakata Kayo. Motoka’s voice actress Okajima Tae might ring a bell from having voiced Katsura in “School Days” or perhaps Kazuha being voiced by Ono Ryoko who also did Atsuko in “Minami-ke” or Sasara in “To Heart2”.

Am curious about the next episode, while the preview of it suggests it may be more comedy oriented, the ending animation sequence of the show which is an eclectic mix of dramatic imagery with chibi renderings that showcases images that might be a precursor of serious drama.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. October 12, 2010 8:16 pm

    It’s been a really pleasant surprise for me, this anime. In fact I thought it would be more dramatic, but if apart from, how to say, the climax of the arcs themselves they can keep the comedy running and approach their wincest without any overblown drama (and if possible in a positive light xD), I’ll be really happy!

    The fanservice is really a plus

  2. October 13, 2010 8:03 am

    If it is a serious compelling drama about incestuous twins, then I’m really interested. I guess I will wait on this.

  3. October 13, 2010 10:06 pm

    @Sergio
    The second episode has more comedy but also promises potential drama, this time with the Akira/Kazuha background story taking shape.
    Not sure they will or need to go and explore the potential incestuous bond between Sora and Haruka in comedy fashion, I would prefer them to tackle it more seriously then. Bringing that light hearted is tough to pull off. “Candy☆Boy” was able to, but i’s an entire different genre.
    @Yi
    Not sure at this point if it will be, we’ll indeed have to wait and see.

  4. October 26, 2010 5:09 pm

    Has started following this show as well. While I am no fan of DFC but I am highly intrigued by this illustration of Sora (18+) http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfheinrichsworld/5103185959/ and therefore began my research on this series. Not hugely impressed with the way many mini-arc that makes up for a story type of approach, where the protagonist don’t have to make any hard choices.

  5. October 26, 2010 8:42 pm

    @Wolfheinrich
    After episode 4 I realized this story too will work with different arcs, not unlike “Amagami SS” and must say in “Amagami SS” that approach works well so it might be nice to see here too.

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